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Owen Thomas

Dessert apple

Malus domestica Borkh.

Raised in 1897 by Laxton Brothers Ltd., at Bedford, England. Introduced in 1920. Fruits have rather soft, juicy flesh with a sweet and good aromatic flavour.

Material available from the National Fruit Collection.
Material held in the East of England Apples & Orchards Project
Flat 2
medium 2
51.00mm 2
63.00mm 2
medium 2
Ground Colour
Green yellow 2
Over Colour
Orange 2
Over Colour (Pattern)
striped 2
Weak 2
Flesh Colour
Cream 2

Accession No.
1941 - 006


Accession name
Owen Thomas
Flowering time  ›››
4th May10% flowering
10th MayFull (80%) flowering
16th May90% petal fall
Picking time
Late August 1

1. NFC fruit (undated) Unpublished characterisation by staff at NFC, Brogdale.
2. Smith, M. (1971) National Apple Register